Bideford and The Big Sheep
Days Out in Bideford for All Ages
If you’re planning a trip to North Devon, then a day out in Bideford is a must on your list of things to do. Not only is Bideford a lovely town to visit and enjoy the range of local shops and cafes but it also has a wealth of hidden attractions for all ages and all weathers! So, whether you want an active day out, a relaxing experience or you want to tire the kids here’s our run down on everything Bideford has to offer!
The BIG Sheep, Abbotsham Road, Bideford
At The BIG Sheep you can keep all ages amused for hours, if not days; the park has something for everyone. Older children will love the thrill ride offered by Rampage Rollercoaster, the largest coaster in Devon it’s perfect for all, as little ones can also ride with adults (over 900mm). The Twister Ride is another for all ages, a ride where you can truly soar through the air and if you’re very little then the team is happy to run a special ‘slow’ ride just for you. For adults you must pay a visit to the Country Life Brewery and have a sample of some of their beers and ciders; newly opened in 2018 is the Atlantic Spirit Gin Distillery too so all tastes are catered for! Toddlers will love the Piggy-Pull-Along and Vintage Carousel Rides as well as the indoor playground Ewetopia. Everyone is sure to love the timetable of live shows throughout the day, which are both educational and funny!
The Ultimate Adventure Centre, Abbotsham Road, Bideford
If an adrenaline adventure is what you’re looking for then the Ultimate Adventure Centre has it all! If you’ve got a head for heights you should check out their new high ropes courses built in 2018, combined with the Jacobs Ladder challenge, Bag Drop and their climbing wall you have the Awesome 4Some. If you loved the Total Wipeout TV show, then you will love the Ultimate Assault. Styled on the hit show you will enjoy the tasks set out in this all-weather assault course – watch out for those BIG BALLS! If staying on dry land is more your thing then try a spot of mountain boarding or archery, they also have kayaking, SUP boarding and surfing available too!
Atlantis Adventure Park, Clovelly Road, Bideford
Situated at Affinity Devon, formerly known as Atlantic Village, Atlantis is a pirate themed playground for younger children. With a selection of rides and attractions it’s a great way to spend a few hours tiring out the little ones! Whether you want to pan for gold, ride the train or play on the pirate ship and call out for treasure there’s plenty to keep you busy!
Battlefield Live located at The BIG Sheep
All our inner soldiers will love a session at Battlefield Live! Avoiding the pain and bruises of paintballing this active laser gun session will leave all ages embracing the challenge. Run around the army battleground and see how long you can stay alive by hiding behind tanks and camouflage! All ages will love having a go but it’s perfect for teenagers and adults team building sessions!